There is such an excitement in the air when it is time for the kids to go back to school: new clothes, new shoes, new backpacks and lunch boxes. It is fun to go to the store and buy fresh erasers, pencils, and folders. It is a new start to a year of learning and growing.
We are feeling this excitement at the Faulls house. Just a few days ago we dropped off our 1st Grader and our 10th Grader at their schools. Tomorrow I will help my daughter, who is a Junior in college this year, get moved back onto campus. Next week I send my son to the university for his Freshman year.
But this is not only a thrilling time as people get back to school, it is also a wonderful time to get back into a more regular schedule at church.
In our congregation we are gearing up for a Fall rich with opportunities to grow spiritually, strengthen the family, and make a difference in the world. Other churches all over our community are doing the same.
That makes me think, are you ready for a new year going to and growing with your local church family? After a summer of vacations and slower routines, are you committed to get into a devoted routine at church?
I hope you are? Why?
Because it makes a difference.
Consider these benefits…
- The family gets to do something spiritual together.
- You are a part of something bigger than yourself.
- Your kids get to grow in their faith through your example and the example of others.
- You feel the strength of doing life, spiritual life, with a larger group of people.
- You get to partner with others to make a difference in the world.
So let’s not just get back to school.
Let’s, with excitement, get back to church!
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